Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Riyadh on Oct. 15, 2023.
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A decade of de-escalation among Gulf states could be at risk if Israel-Hamas violence spills across region. And that could threaten Saudi plans to transform the kingdom.
A large-scale battery storage system in Long Beach, Calif., provides renewable electricity during peak demand periods.
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Some power plants don’t have massive smokestacks or cooling towers – or even a central site.
Cars lined up for gasoline in New Jersey in 1973 as supplies ran low and prices shot upward.
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Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.
An imaginative watercolor drawing by Madison Zhao inviting students to enter the ‘Schools of Color.’
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Exploring colors can help discuss abstract, challenging topics in concrete ways – especially experiences doctors and caregivers may encounter caring for people at the end of life.
Neighborhood groups in Staten Island, N.Y., encouraged buyouts after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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FEMA runs the largest managed retreat program in the country, Two disaster response experts looked at the demographics of who gets those buyouts and where they go.
Newly developed molecular drills may be able to fight treatment-resistant fungal infections like
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Fungal infections can be among the hardest to treat, and since the pandemic began they’ve become only more common. To prevent future antifungal resistance, scientists have developed tiny molecular drills.
‘Default doomscrolling’ again, Mr. Powell?
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Major players in the financial system are pondering the unthinkable as the US inches closer to an unprecedented default.
Penny for your thoughts?
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A recent study found that offering workers a choice of what type of reward they would like for offering good suggestions increased the volume of submissions and their creativity too.
In ‘Beef,’ two L.A. strangers (played by Steven Yeun and Ali Wong) end up in an escalating feud after a road rage incident. The identity of the characters is both incidental and central to the story, blasting through stereotypes.
The brilliance of the new Netflix TV show, ‘Beef,’ which looks at loneliness and urban life, is threatened by the controversial history of one of its supporting actors, David Choe.
Patterns of segregation may repeat if parents continually choose schools like the ones they attended.
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Parents who had positive experiences in school often select schools for their children that are similar to the ones they attended – but if they had a bad experience they avoid those kinds of schools.
Saudi Arabia, to the surprise of many, chose China to broker its deal with Iran in March 2023.
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Saudi Arabia’s choice of China to broker its deal with Iran surprised many, but is consistent with its foreign policy agenda.
Industry wants to keep people cooking with gas.
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Energy companies have marketed natural gas as cooks’ favorite for years because homes with gas hookups will also use it for space and water heating.
Many countries are dealing with a rapidly rising cost of living.
Price inflation has hit countries differently, but most central banks and governments are concerned about the rising cost of living in 2023.
Workers take on side hustles not just for the money, but also to compensate for limited control in their traditional jobs.
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‘Career portfolioing’ is a trend where people assemble different sources of income, such as side gigs, to give them a measure of independence from employers who provide little job security.
Graphene has many incredible physical properties that arise from its one-atom-thick carbon structure.
Graphene is superstrong and superconductive, and it has applications in everything from construction to electronics. But to date there have been almost no commercial uses of the material.
Methane can leak from pipelines, oil and gas wells, even burners on your stove.
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130 countries have signed a pledge to cut methane emissions by 30%. Success could have a swift impact on global warming.
It’s the first year that most drug arrests were not for marijuana possession.
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Arrest numbers reflect a nearly 40% decline from 2019, but the statistics come with some caveats.
Leafcutter ants cultivate fungus gardens that feed sprawling colonies.
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Over hundreds of million years of evolution, ants have come up with some pretty smart solutions to problems of agriculture, navigation and architecture. People could learn a thing or two.
Social Security benefits have lost their purchasing power as inflation has soared in 2022.
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Social Security is increasing benefits by 8.7%, beginning in January 2023, to offset the surging cost of living in the US.
As a material, bacteria’s ability to rapidly multiply and adapt to different conditions is an asset.
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The walls of your house could someday be built with living bacteria. Synthetic biologists are engineering microbes into living materials that are cheap and sustainable.